Twyford has donated products from its Quinta and T4 ranges to two projects in the north east that provide accommodation for vulnerable homeless people, through the charity CRASH.

CRASH is a practical charity addressing the issues of homelessness by harnessing the skills, products and goodwill of the construction and property industry. Every year, the charity uses this support to help a large number of homelessness charities throughout the UK to refurbish and develop their buildings.

Raffaela De Vittorio, marketing and brands director at Geberit said: “CRASH supports projects across the country that help some of our most vulnerable residents. We are proud to have been able to play a part by providing products from our ceramics ranges for some of those projects, as we know they are helping people re-build their lives.”

Twyford is an official supporter of the charity and during 2015, it donated washbasins and toilets from the Quinta range, plus T4 shower enclosures and Siron taps. The products have supported Saint Vincent de Paul in Newcastle with the creation of self-contained flats for homeless women after evidence showed that there was virtually no supported move-on accommodation for this vulnerable group in the area.

The products also helped the 700 Club in Darlington to convert a former Bed and Breakfast into 11 self-contained rooms with en-suite facilities for single homeless men and women with mental health, drug and alcohol problems. Since opening its first hostel in 1997, the 700 Club has helped thousands of people who are homeless or at risk of homelessness.

700 Club’s CEO, Dr John Elliston said: “Our building is now ideal for the very complex clients with whom we work. We are extremely grateful for all that we have received from CRASH and their patrons and supporters, including Twyford. They have literally provided the building blocks for changing people’s lives.”